First On EWN: Girl (3) killed by 'speeding' EMPD car
A mother has described to EWN how her daughter was knocked down & killed by an EMPD vehicle.
JOHANNESBURG - A mother has told Eyewitness News how her three-year-old daughter was killed in Vosloorus when an Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) officer knocked her over as he was allegedly speeding and then swerved to avoid some potholes.
The officer's driver's licence has been suspended since the crash two weeks ago while an internal investigation is being conducted.
The man has not been arrested, as Vosloorus police are still collecting evidence to be sent to the National Director of Public Prosecutions to determine whether he has a case to answer to.
The 33-year-old mother, who doesn't want to be identified, said her daughter followed her cousin to a tuck shop, but the little girl's cousin was unaware that she was behind her.
She said it was then that the vehicle crashed into her daughter.
"I am very angry because I carried her for nine months. I gave the best to her, I nurtured her; I had plans for her, I had aspirations, I had wishes."
WATCH: _A mother tells _ EWN _how her three-year-old daughter was killed in Vosloorus when an EMPD officer knocked her over while allegedly speeding. _
At the scene of the three-year-old's death, paint marks show how her little body was lying at a stop street.
The EMPD said the officer was on his way to a protest, and the circumstances are being investigated.
At the same time, a community member who witnessed the crashed claims the officer implicated was speeding.